World’s heaviest man loses 300 kg, plans to lose over 100 kg more
World heaviest man, Mexico’s Juan Pedro Franco, who was named World’s Heaviest Man by Guinness World Records in 2016, has lost the title after reducing nearly 300 kilograms from his original weight of 595 kilograms. Juan underwent a series of surgeries to reduce his weight. The 34-year-old, who had suffered from obesity since childhood, aims to lose over 100 more kilograms.
The title ‘World’s Most Obese Man’ was an opportunity for Juan to rid himself of the disease, with the Mexican not wanting to attract attention to himself.
Now, for the first time in years, a title-less Juan was able to get out of bed, walk, wash and get dressed.
He aims to lose another 138 kilograms.
“Before, I took around six to 10 steps and then I had to sit down. Now I can walk more than 100 steps, even 10 laps of 40 steps. It’s a breakthrough.” Juan told the newspaper Milenio.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Mexico leads globally in obesity with 35 per cent of its adolescents overweight or obese.